SD&G fire departments receive cash for fire safety, inspections

A South Glengarry fire truck heads down County Road 34. (Newswatch Group/File)

SDSG – Municipal fire departments are receiving money from the provincial government to help them through the pandemic.

There is a total of $52,300 going to departments in Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry to help them with fire safety training and inspection programs.

Outside of SDSG, another $62,600 went to fire departments in Eastern Ontario.

Individual amounts were not provided by the local MPP’s office.

Departments were allowed to apply last month for a base $4,500 grant plus additional money that was based on the population served.

There was $5 million available to 441 fire departments across Ontario. There are 32 large municipal services, like Cornwall, with full-time firefighters, another 215 with a mix of full-time and volunteers and 194 small volunteer fire departments like the ones in SD&G.

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